The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of Hilary Mantel's prize-winning novel opened at the Swan Theatre yesterday
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Henry VIII has been King for almost 20 years and is desperate for a male heir. Into a volatile court enters the commoner Thomas Cromwell. A one-time mercenary, master-politician, and doting father, who sets out to grant the King his desire whilst ruthlessly pursuing his own reforming agenda.
Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies paint the compelling portrait of the political rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the Tudor Court.